Welcome to Backyard Theatre, a group of theatre enthusiasts dedicated to bringing innovative and exciting theatre to audiences in Wellington, New Zealand

Antigone, the ill-fated daughter of Oedipus, is about to face the ultimate moral dilemma. In confronting the oppression of her uncle, King Creon, does she stay silent or risk all she loves to fight and die for what’s right?

In this dark take on a Greek classic, Antigone and her sister Ismene return to Thebes to help their brothers, only to find both brothers dead and their uncle Creon in power. As a chorus looks on, a tragedy unfolds, spilling over to affect everyone Antigone loves.

Ivana Palezevic directs a cast of six seasoned actors in a gritty and confrontational yet heartfelt and humble fight for equality, love, and fairness.